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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:14 PM

ITV scoops three awards for coverage of Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal (beat doc on Arafat poisoning [View all]

Source: The Guardian

ITV has won three prestigious Royal Television Society TV journalism awards for its coverage of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, the ITV documentary that lifted the lid on the case, won two awards and a third award went to ITN for ITV News' Savile coverage.

ITV's investigation into allegations that the late Jim'll Fix It host had sexually abused vulnerable teenage girls was broadcast last October and led to a major criminal inquiry. The Metropolitan police later declared that the BBC presenter was the worst paedophile in British criminal history.

Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile won scoop of the year, beating a BBC Panorama investigation into people with severe brain injuries and their ability to communicate and an Al Jazeera documentary, What Killed Arafat, which led to the disinterring of the Palestinian leader's body after it revealed he may have been poisoned.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/feb/21/itv-rts-awards-jimmy-savile



Wow, apparently exposing the pedophilia of a beloved pop culture icon is more worthy an award than "an Al Jazeera documentary, What Killed Arafat, which led to the disinterring of the Palestinian leader's body after it revealed he may have been poisoned"?

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